Before we talk about what it is, please consider what a doctor I know to be a thougtful doctor has said.
From Dr. Louis Sportelli, DC
"These resolution(s) should come as no surprise. However it must be remembered that the AMA does not represent all of medicine any more than the word 'the public' defines all segments of consumers.
"There are two groups which come under this umbrella and must be considered very differently. One is clinical medicine, those excellent physicians who want what is best for their patients and who were appalled, dismayed and embarrassed at what their trade association (the AMA) did to chiropractors in their effort to contain and eliminate them as practitioners and retain a monopoly over healthcare.
"Then there is political medicine, that group within the AMA who are no better than any trade association or guild trying to protect and retain monopoly over the practice of and delivery of health care. History has shown that the AMA is capable of doing anything to retain this monopoly and because of their influence have in fact been able to suppress other forms of health care.
"Today however, the consuming public is keenly aware of the AMA and their tactics. The public recognizes that this trade association receives millions of dollars from drug companies. The AMA has serious credibility issues with their 'patient safety' disguise. Thus the AMA's quest to suppress other health care professions will fail. "